Question: Can You Ask Recruiter Salary?


You can absolutely ask a recruiter for a job’s pay rage before you apply to it.

In asking this question, you’re actually doing recruiters a favor by saving everyone time—yours, theirs and the hiring team’s.

But I caution against not applying for a job with a recruiter based on salary alone.

Are recruiters allowed to ask your salary?

Employers can still ask candidates about their “salary expectations,” or the amount of money they would like to make in the new role. Employers can also ask you to disclose your salary after an offer is made. If you lied in your interview, you could legally be fired.

Is it appropriate to ask how much a job pays?

There is no reason it should be sticky to talk about compensation. The most responsible and talent-aware employers lay out the pay rate for their open positions. Either they mention the pay range in the job ad or they tell you as soon as they contact you about the job, “Here’s what the job pays.”

How do recruiters negotiate salary?

6 Salary Negotiation Tips for Recruiters and Hiring Managers

  • Understand the position and the company culture.
  • Know the market values for the position and for the geographic area.
  • Include a salary range with the job description.
  • Don’t Play Salary Poker.
  • Present the full package.
  • Be prepared to negotiate.

How do you ask for salary via email?


  1. Research salaries in the field.
  2. Determine your personal salary range.
  3. Determine the starting salary before a second interview.
  4. Ask about starting salary in a reply email rather than a new one.
  5. Begin your email with a greeting and end with your signature.
  6. Be polite but direct in asking about the starting salary.

Should I tell recruiters my salary?

Here’s my recommendation if a recruiter tells you they don’t want to waste your time on interviews if your expected salary doesn’t fit their hiring budget: “It sounds like you’re trying to qualify me for a salary range. If you want to tell me what that range is, I’m happy to tell you if it’s in the ballpark.”

Can I lie about my salary in interview?

A. Don’t lie about your salary in an interview with the hopes of getting a higher offer. Figure out what that number is ahead of time by including your salary, bonus, paid time off, employer portion of health insurance costs, the works. This way, you’re not lying; you’re just padding your base compensation with facts.

Is it rude to ask salary before interview?

If you plan to take the job no matter what, wait until they bring up salary. If you are only willing to take the job if it meets specific salary requirements, ask for the salary information up front. You might find that the person arranging for the interview is authorized to share a general salary range.

Why should we hire you examples?

Why Do Interviewers Ask This Question?

  • You can do the work and deliver exceptional results.
  • You will fit in beautifully and be a great addition to the team.
  • You possess a combination of skills and experience that make you stand out from the crowd.
  • Hiring you will make him look smart and make his life easier.

How much salary should I ask for in a new job?

As a general rule of thumb, it’s usually appropriate to ask for 10% to 20% more than what you’re currently making. That means if you’re making $50,000 a year now, you can easily ask for $55,000 to $60,000 without seeming greedy or getting laughed at.

Can you lose a job offer by negotiating salary?

Understanding Employment at Will

Unfortunately, that also means an employer can legally withdraw your job offer if he or she feels put off by your request for a higher salary or better benefits. So, if you’re not happy with the offer, take a little time to gather your thoughts and then move forward carefully.

Is it OK to negotiate salary?

“Don’t accept the first offer — they expect you to negotiate and salary is always negotiable.” “That’s just not true,” says Weiss. Sure, much of the time there is an opportunity to negotiate, but some hiring managers genuinely give you the only number they can offer. The best way to find out, says Weiss, is to inquire.

How do you sell yourself when negotiating salary?

Here are eight tips to help you tactfully and confidently ask for what you want your next job:

  1. DO familiarize yourself with industry salary trends.
  2. DON’T negotiate too early — or too late.
  3. DO give a specific salary.
  4. DON’T make it only about you.
  5. DO be honest.
  6. DON’T overlook the benefits.
  7. DO know when to wrap it up.